Tom Harkin.... Healthcare is an Inalienable right??
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Healthcare is a need, not a right.
I want healthcare reform but this bill isn't it. They aren't fixing what's really wrong with the system. Insurance companies charging ridiculous rates, doctors/hospitals charging ridiculous rates (since when should two tylenol tablets cost $20 bucks each?? Not kidding, it was on a bill I got) Pharmacies doing huge mark-ups on drugs. People being able to sue for and win ridiculous rewards which makes malpractice premiums ridiculous and makes doctors/facilities require tons more tests so they can cover their butts!!
If Obama only focuses on getting people care then it won't last if other things aren't fixed.
I want the answer to this question. In 10 yrs, then what?? The govt doesn't talk beyond 10 yrs. In 10 yrs, then what happens??? I see us getting back to this point and then have spent billions on problems that didn't get fixed.
Stephanie - posted 6 days ago
Health insurance for individuals is a farce anyway. You'll never get more of a payout than what you personally put into it. If your claims for the year exceed your monthly premiums, what's going to happen? Either you'll be dropped completely, or your rates will increase. Insurance companies exist to make money, not to make sure you have health coverage.
That's why I love what I do so much. We actually work to HELP people. When someone gets one of our plans, their entire household is covered for the same low price, and they're applied as a MEMBER of a group of hundreds of thousands of people.
STOP FIGHTING INSURANCE COMPANIES ALONE! They don't give a crap about you. You'll always get a better deal as a member of a large group than as an individual, and that's the bottom line.
Gina - posted on 01/15/2010
I know we need reform, my sister had two sets of twins, and with her last set of twins she had to stay in the hospital on bed rest. They charged her $2,000 a day for the hospital room. That's outrageous, the problem is too, that they take care of illegal aliens and then the rest of us have to make up the difference. This healthcare plan will not fix that, in fact it will make it worse, since it will cover illegals, even though they claim it won't.
Yeah, I've read the Constitution many times and haven't seen a word about it. What the libs don't get is this. EVERYONE in the US wants health care reform. I believe, like many others do, that it is a real shame that people have to worry about their finances when they or their families are sick.
But the health care bill, in it's current for is NOT the answer, nor is it really about health care. A bill that would help everyone to have the ability to take care of their own health care needs would have things like tort reform; portability (not attached to your job) across state lines; legislation against pre-existing conditions which allow insurance companies to deny you coverage; and REAL legislation that would help lower the cost of health care (especially drugs) to a reasonable price limit. These are just a few of the proposals that Republicans have made to Congress, yet you don't hear it because it is a one sided deal and the democrats have no intention of being bi-partisan or compromising in any way shape or form. Because they are doing this, the only other option the Republicans have is to vote 'no'.
What is so wrong about trying to make health care affordable? Why does the government (or taxpayers) have to pay for this basic human right? If they could reform the health care system to make things more affordable, then everyone could be self sufficient, pay their own premiums and get the health care they choose to carry. Why is that so hard to understand?
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